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Pomegranate Symposium Program


Final Program of Pomegranate Symposium


Session 1:

Molecular target and cellular effects of Pomegranate


9:00 Pomegranate Antioxidants Polyphenols in Human health

Pr. Michael Aviram, Head of Lipid Research Laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medecine at Rambam, Haifa, Israël



Session 2:

Bioavailability of Pomegranate and Pomegranate extracts


9:40 Metabolism of pomegranate polyphenols and its biological implications: the case of urolithins

Dr. Juan Carlos Espín, Senior Research Scientist, CEBAS-CSIC, Murcia, Spain




10:10 Discussion



10:30 Juice Break

Pomegranate juices Tasting Bar



Session 3:

Clinical and pharmaceutical applications of Pomegranate and Pomegranate extracts


11:00 Pomegranate and Health in 2009: an overview

Dr. Ana Faria, Faculty of Sciences and Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal 



Session 4:

Nutraceutical Applications of pomegranate and pomegranate extracts


11:30 Pomegranate in food and drinks industries:

Pr. Cristina Garcia-Viguera, Head of Phytochemistry Lab. Food Science and Technology Dept., CEBAS-CSIS, Murcia, Spain



12:00 Short oral communication



All-Natural Pomegranate Vaginal Ointment for Symptoms of vaginal atrophy in post-menopausal women
Mr Neal Holtzman, CEO, Pomegranate Health, USA
A membrane-based process for the production of Pomegranate-Juice (Punica Granatum L.) concentrate
Dr Alfredo Cassano, Researcher, Institute of Membrane Technology, Italy
Phenolic effects from pequi (Caryocar brasilienne camb.) and pomegranate (Punica Granatum L.) on MDCK cells
Pr George Mancini-Filho, Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

12:40 Discussion and conclusion - Recommendations



13:00 Lunch





With the presence of all speakers of Malta Polyphenols 2009 and Malta Skin Ageing


Antioxidants: Challenges and perspectives

Conclusion and recommendations






15:30: End of the Conference


16:00: All participants invited to a free visit of Malta - Pick up from the hotel -  



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